a flexible board, projecting over water, from which divers leap or spring.
a flexible board used as a takeoff in vaulting, tumbling, etc., to increase the height of leaps.
something that supplies the impetus or conditions for a beginning, change, or progress; a point of departure:
a lecture to serve as a springboard for a series of seminars.
verb (used with or without object)
to impel or launch on or as if on a springboard.
a flexible board, usually projecting low over the water, used for diving
a similar board used for gaining height or momentum in gymnastics
(Austral & NZ) a board inserted into the trunk of a tree at some height above the ground on which a lumberjack stands to chop down the tree
anything that serves as a point of departure or initiation
noun, plural springboks (especially collectively) springbok. 1. a gazelle, Antidorcas marsupialis, of southern Africa, noted for its habit of springing into the air when alarmed. noun (pl) -bok, -boks, -buck, -bucks 1. an antelope, Antidorcas marsupialis, of semidesert regions of southern Africa, which moves in leaps exposing a patch of white erectile hairs on the […]
noun 1. a vacation from school or college during the spring term, lasting about a week.
noun, plural springbucks (especially collectively) springbuck. 1. springbok.
noun 1. See under cankerworm. noun 1. the striped, green caterpillar of any of several geometrid moths: a foliage pest of various fruit and shade trees, as Paleacrita vernata (spring cankerworm) and Alsophila pometaria (fall cankerworm) noun 1. the larva of either of two geometrid moths, Paleacrita vernata or Alsophila pometaria, which feed on and […]